Originally known as Royals Stadium, this ballpark is recognized throughout baseball as one the game's most beautiful. The stadium will be the site of the 2012 All-Star Game. It played host to the 1973 All-Star Game, playoff games in 1976, '77, '78, '80, '81, '84, and '85, and seven World Series tilts in 1980 and 1985. The stadium was renamed in honor of team owner Ewing M. Kauffman in July 1993; he passed away a month later. A grass playing field replaced the artificial surface at Kauffman Stadium prior to the 1995 season. A $250 million dollar renovation, completed in 2009, brought wider concourses, more concessions and restrooms, new seating areas, a Royals Hall of Fame building, and the spectacular 84' by 104' Crown Vision HD scoreboard.
Soak up the scene:
Pick up some Kansas City barbeque and join tailgaters outside "The K" while awaiting the start of the game. This park is located next door to Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Chiefs, so there are plenty of parking spots. Hit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in downtown at some point during your visit. For more on the Kauffman Stadium experience, including a game-day itinerary, visit Wise Guides.